Although rare in this area, wolves are known to stray from
northern Wisconsin in search of a mate.
officials have determined a hunter illegally shot a wolf in Spring
Prairie Township during the deer gun hunting season in November.
The hunter, whose name was not released, received a citation.
According to Game Warden Juan Gomez of the Wisconsin Department
of Natural Resources, the hunter shot the animal on land owned by
someone else, a violation of state hunting laws.
A wolf in
this part of the state is rare, but not unprecedented.
of the illegal wolf shootings occur, according to Gomez, when people
mistake a wolf for a coyote. Hunters are cautioned to learn the
difference, as shooting the wrong animal may lead to a citation.
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